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Every day, IRC humanitarian workers are rescuing lives. Here, they offer a glimpse of their experiences, the challenges they face and the courageous people they meet by sharing videos, photos and stories.

Posted by The IRC on March 4, 2013
As a steering committee member of GenR, the International Rescue Committee’s young professionals group, I was honored to have the chance last Friday to introduce more than 100 of my colleagues to the work of the IRC. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 4, 2013
More than 1,300 people lost their lives in violence that followed a disputed presidential election in 2008. Today millions of Kenyans turned out to cast their vote in the first national elections since the crisis. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on March 1, 2013
In February, the IRC’s Sophia Jones-Mwangi visited the Oure Cassoni camp in eastern Chad, home to 280,000 Darfuri refugees, some of whom have been living there for a decade. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 1, 2013
Almost a decade ago, as people started to flee their scorched villages in Darfur, Sudan, I traveled to the town of Bahai in northeastern Chad, where the IRC was the only humanitarian organization assisting the flood of people crossing the border. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on February 28, 2013
Jacqueline and her two teenage daughters abruptly fled their village last fall because of fighting in Congo. After trying to get by without spare clothes and other necessities, Jacqueline was overjoyed to receive an IRC emergency kit for women. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 27, 2013
Nurse Areej Obiedat performs a blood test on a pregnant Syrian refugee in an IRC clinic in the Jordanian city of Mafraq. 70% of Syrian refugees who have fled their country's civil war live outside of refugee camps. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 27, 2013
We humans have gotten very good at waging war, but what about waging peace? That's the topic actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies tackles in her latest blog, after returning from a trip to see IRC programs for Syrian refugees in Iraq and Jordan. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 19, 2013
Things are bad for Syrian refugees right now, despite the generosity of their hosts in Jordan, northern Iraq and elsewhere. Conditions are desperate in many places, and it’s heartbreaking to see children living in muddy tents... more »
Posted by Terah Edun on February 19, 2013
Teacher Gizma Abdelnebi arrived in South Sudan's capital, Juba, one year ago after fleeing conflict in Sudan. A new IRC information and counseling center in the city is providing support for "urban refugees" like Gizma and her family. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on February 15, 2013
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies visits Syrian women in Mafraq, a city in northern Jordan about ten miles from the border with Syria. They are among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who have foregone camps to fend for themselves in cities in Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. more »